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Security Lighting: The BIG THREE!

I am going to start with a quote by the famous philosopher (amongst other things), John Ruskin… the security lighting I install rings true with this quote:

“It's unwise to pay too much, but it's worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money - that's all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot - it can't be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that you will have enough to pay for something better.”

John Ruskin

This is not only true in terms of who you get to do any work for you, from plumbing, building and yes electrics, but to any kind of product you buy. This is why I only install items that meet that standard and threshold. 

If you’d rather watch a video on this subject then please see just below, or you can read on! 

Security Lighting: The BIG 3! 

There are generally 3 brands of security lighting that I install, however there are other good brands and lights that I have not tried, these would include lights from Timeguard, Knightsbridge to name a couple, however! If you come to me and ask for a new Security Light I will recommend these three brands: 

Steinel Security Lighting

These are premium outdoor lights, the light is good and even and what's better still, it swivels! Your Local Electrician, Rich Speller, will advise these if you're wanting the very best!! They do come with a hefty price tag but you get what you pay for.
Steinel PIR Security Lights... with Bluetooth Connectivity!

Spotlight with motion detector and fully swivels, 50,000 hours life (about 30 years!) and comes with wireless connection via the Steinel App too to name just a few features! This is a premium quality light, no expense has been spared and there are lots of different options to choose from.

Collingwood PIR Security Lighting

These are excellent lights and I have installed lots of them... your Local Electrician, Rich Speller, really will sing their praises and the customer support at Collingwood is also excellent! They don't have any connectivity features but if all you want is a top quality light to light up your path then look no further than the Collingwood PIR/Floodlights.
The Collingwood range of lights are also top quality and a premium quality light!

With a wide 120° beam angle and a unique 360° rotation, this 30W flicker-free floodlight is the ideal solution for outdoor use, lighting large areas, courtyards and entrances or for uplighting trees and buildings. With a market leading efficacy and contemporary black cast aluminium body, this colour switchable light is a versatile solution for your space. Choose the PIR sensor option for added security and reduction of energy bills in highly trafficked areas.

Ovia Pathfinder PIR Security Lighting 

This light is solid and basic, but it is robost and made well and with this in mind it means that I have no problem recommending this light to my customers. It's a decent light that has no bells or whistles... but it will light up your path and you will indeed be able to find it in the dark!
A recent addition to the type of PIR lights I install... the Ovia Pathfinder!

“The Pathfinder is a new collection of high performance LED floodlights from Click Ovia. Fitted with a PIR (Passive Infra-Red) sensor that detects heat signatures from humans or creatures of the night.” That is the blurb from their website, however I would have to add that although it has no bells or whistles your local electrician is happy to offer this as an alternative to those more expensive brands... it's a robost and well made light and so it meets my minimum criteria for quality.

So, those are the three I will fit and guarantee, and why? Because, as Mr Ruskin states, when you pay too little you sometimes lose everything… and with the top two brands in particular, the Steinel and Collingwood lights you get 50,000 hours of lamp life and that works out to a staggering 30 hours of life when the lights are on an average of 4.5 hours per day. I think you’ll agree that that would work out to be quite a few of those halogen bulbs, not to mention all that wasted time and money replacing them. 

If you would like any advice on different types of lighting your Local Electrician can install then please do call Rich now on 01761 325 007 or email and I will be more than happy to help you! 

Richard Speller, your Local Electrician, has experience in installing all different types and kinds of Domestic Lighting products and is able to offer advice should you require it. 


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